Cyclonic storm to cross eastern Sri Lanka

Monday, 30 November 2020 - 14:40

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A cyclonic storm could cross eastern Sri Lanka around Dec. 2 evening. Very strong winds (80 - 100 kmph) are expected.

Fishermen are adviced not to venture into sea from tomorrow. 


The low pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression lay centred 750 km southeast to Trincomalee. The system is very likely to intensified into a deep depression during next 12 hours and likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours . This system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Mullativ around Wednesday (02) evening.

WARNINGS:
For Sea Area

Under the influence of aforementioned system, from 01st December to 03rd December;
* Intemittent showers or thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with sudden increase of wind speed up to (80-100)kmph are expected over Eastern and Northern deep and shallow sea areas.

* The shore off the coast extending from Kankesanthurai to Pottuvil via Trincomalee and Batticaloa may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.0-3.0) m height.

From 02nd December to 03rd December;
* The sea area around the island will be very rough to high as the wind speed can be increased up to (80-100) kmph at times.
*  The shore off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Mullativ may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.0-3.0) m height.

Naval and fishing communities are warned not to venture to the sea areas extending from Kankasanthurai to Hambanthota via Trincomalee and Batticaloa from tomorrow (01st December).

* Those who are out at aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas by 01st December.
* Naval and fishing communities are are warned not to venture to the sea areas around the island from 02nd December until further notice.
* Naval and fishing communities in northern and eastern parts of the island are requested to be vigilant in this regards.